I Believe Every Child Can Become a Super Reader

Pam Allyn  November 16th, 2015  Comments • 2

Pam Allyn and Ernest Morrell are the co-authors Every Child a Super Reader, a new book from Scholastic that empowers educators, giving them the tools to...

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How to Reframe the Role of Families in Education (and a Giveaway!)

Tyler Reed  November 16th, 2015  Comments • 35

Last month, Scholastic hosted a gathering of "family and community engagement" leaders from schools and communities across the country at its annual Scholastic FACE...

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It's a Fact: School Libraries Work

John Schumacher  November 11th, 2015 

Anyone who has spent time with me or follows me on social media knows I care deeply about creating positive library experiences for children and teachers.

The Implicit Benefits of Explicit Reading Instruction

Laura Robb  November 9th, 2015 

“But what does an inference look like?”  This question, posed by a fifth grade student struggling to get a grip on making inferences represents the confusion many students...

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How is Elementary and Middle School Math Instruction Changing?

Elizabeth Carney  November 6th, 2015 

This summer, I was participating in a webinar about using area models for division. A fellow participant asked, “If students know the algorithm but...

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Districts Addressing Attendance Issues by Integrating Learning Supports

Rhonda Neal-Waltman  November 4th, 2015 

I read with interest a recent New York Times article by Rikha Sharma Rani entitled “Stopping Absenteeism at the Age of 5.” In it she highlighted the remarkable work of the...

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Turning Everyday Moments into Powerful Literacy Lessons

Anne E. Cunningham  November 3rd, 2015 

I see reading lessons everywhere I look: at the grocery store, driving around town, hiking a coastal trail, waiting for the bus, and of course, on a cozy couch.

School Librarians Open a World of Possible for Students

Sally Smollar  October 29th, 2015 

Sally Smollar of Plumosa School of the Arts, Delray Beach, FL was named a School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year Award finalist in August 2015. Be sure to...

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A Story of a Boy and a Book

Pernille Ripp  October 27th, 2015 
He came to me with anger seeping out of every pore, a cloud of dismay surrounding him. Looking at us with eyes that told the world that he was not afraid

Embracing Change: Creating a Need-Based School Library is Not One-Size-Fits-All

Lakisha Brinson  October 21st, 2015 

Lakisha Brinson of Amqui Elementary School in Nashville, TN was named a School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year Award finalist in August 2015. Stay tuned...

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Three Ways to Create a Culture of Kindness at School and Help Prevent Bullying

Judy Goldberg  October 15th, 2015 

Yes, it’s National Bullying Prevention Month and no, I won’t be sharing a heart-wrenching chronicle about a child (or a community) who has been devastated by cruelty. Don’...

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How to Awaken a Dormant Reader

Penny Kittle  October 13th, 2015 
I am sure I will meet dormant readers this year, and even though my running metaphor may not be a perfect match, it has reminded me of a few important things.

What Can We Learn from Hogwarts About Effective Learning Environments?

Pam Allyn  October 12th, 2015 
So, what can we as educators and parents learn from the Hogwarts magic to build the ideal learning environment?

Rosie Perez on Bringing the Arts to Underserved Children

Suzanne McCabe  October 9th, 2015 

Rosie Perez made her acting debut in Do the Right Thing in 1989. Since then, she has tried to live up to the title of Spike Lee’s film. She is a fierce...

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A 124-Year-Old Magazine for Teachers Gets a New Name

Tara Welty  October 7th, 2015  Comments • 1

In 2012, a few weeks after I first became editor-in-chief of Instructor magazine, I met a woman named Marilyn Schutz, the publisher of The Big Deal Book...

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Live Streaming Announced for National Family Engagement Symposium Starting Oct. 4

Tyler Reed  September 29th, 2015 

The Scholastic FACE Symposium, an annual gathering of family and community engagement leaders from across the country, kicks off October 4th in Miami. This year, we're...

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Arne Duncan's Bus Tour Uncovers a Rural Gem

Wayne D'Orio  September 22nd, 2015  Comments • 1

This post first appeared on Scholastic Administr@tor magazine's website on September 21, 2015.

How I’m Rethinking Aspects of My Professional Practice This School Year

Maria Nichols  September 18th, 2015 

Without fail, my most invigorating professional experiences have been those that offered opportunities to work closely with colleagues.

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Setting the Stage for a Productive Year of Writing

Tyler Reed  September 17th, 2015 

Ruth Culham, author of the Traits Writing program, shares her thoughts in this video for how teachers can set the stage for a productive year of student writing.


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10 Sample Lesson Plans to Try This September (or Anytime)

Suzanne McCabe  September 10th, 2015  Comments • 1

At the start of a new school year, where do you look for lesson plans and engaging conversation-starters that will interest your students? Many teachers tell us that they...

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The Right Book is a Key to Understanding, Self-Motivation and Joy

Tyler Reed  September 9th, 2015 

Earlier this year at the White House Early Childhood Summit, Scholastic committed to donating 300 libraries of board books to Early Head Start programs through the "Invest...

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My Back to School Promise: Books, Glorious Books!

Annie Ward  September 8th, 2015  Comments • 2

If I had a plane, I would skywrite “Books, Glorious Books—and Time to Read Them!” for all to see. Knowing that voluminous reading is key to...

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Learning From—and After—Katrina

Suzanne McCabe  September 2nd, 2015 

A version of this post first appeared on Scholastic's On Our Minds blog.

Scholastic News Kid Reporter Samuel Davis, 12, of Shreveport, La., is too young to...

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How to Get Students Back into the Writing Zone

Ruth Culham  August 27th, 2015  Comments • 1

During the first week of school, I will often ask students if they did any writing over the summer. Almost universally, they will tell me “no.”

But I know this just...

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Why We Need More Poetry in Schools

Kwame Alexander  August 19th, 2015 

Below is an excerpt from an article I co-wrote with Chris Colderley, "Making Words Dance," in this month's Language Magazine, August 2015.